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The Dangers Of Texas Winters

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

November 26, 2018

Here in Central Texas*, our winters aren't usually very harsh. But there are still some precautions to take- Not only with the weather but also what you do to keep warm. *Note- These are dangers you may face anywhere. But some things may refer a little bit more to central Texas than others.    1. Black Ice Texas may...

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

June Jung, Reporter

November 16, 2018

We have all seen people subject to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders,  and, personality disorders. These illnesses are hard to deal with. Having a pet around you can help, or even fix some of these disorders. Having a pet can also decrease cholesterol levels, anxiety, and your chance of having a heart attack or s...

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

November 15, 2018

Positive thinking is so important for your mental health. The power of your words correlates with your mind. If you speak negatively about yourself or your life, the outcome will be negative, just like the information you are putting in your mind. If you speak positively, the outcome will be much more...

Camp Fire: The Deadliest California Wildfire in History

Camp Fire: The Deadliest California Wildfire in History

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Introduction Although wildfires in California tend to be fairly common, there is currently an especially deadly fire going on at the moment. Camp Fire is a large wildfire going on in Northern-central California. It has recently become the deadliest of its type in the state's history. The Fire There ...

Top 5 Most Hazardous Animals

Top 5 Most Hazardous Animals

June Jung, Reporter

November 13, 2018

From, lions to alligators, we are going to be looking at some of the most hazardous animals on the planet. We will also be looking at some tips to help survive an unlucky encounter. Number 1: Mosquitoes Almost everyone has gotten a mosquito bite, have you ever heard of people dying from mosquitoes? Well, it's true. Whenever a mosquito carrying a disease...

The Spicewood Springs Hotel

The Spicewood Springs Hotel

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

November 12, 2018

A place to sleep near a beautiful creek with amazing trails. This is what the Spicewood Springs Hotel will bring to us. Seems pretty nice, right? Think again. Developer David Khan, tourists, and guests will be happy with this addition to our community, but this plan has not won much local support. Stop The...

How to go zero-waste

How to go zero-waste

Nikita Raman, Raman

November 5, 2018

What is zero waste? It doesn't mean to completely stop throwing trash. It means that you try to create the least amount of trash you can. That means you have to make an extra effort in helping the environment. Trying to recycle is not the only thing you can do. You can also make your personal goal to...

Boil Water Notice in Austin

Boil Water Notice in Austin

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Have you noticed all of the "Out of Service" signs on the water fountains? How about the water they hand out in the Student Center? This is due to a boil water notice. A boil water notice is when our water is contaminated and we have to find another way to get clean drinking water.  It isn't just something...

Three Phenomena In The World

Three Phenomena In The World

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

October 24, 2018

Our world is so fascinating, there is so much to be discovered, so much to learn and to question. One of the really intriguing things about Earth is its phenomena. I think it is absolutely insane that our world can create these mind-blowing statements. Three that I am going to be going into detail about...

Global Warming Opinion

Global Warming Opinion

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

October 12, 2018

I think global warming is bad because glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are dying, and wildlife is suffering to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases,...

The F.O.M.O Factory

The F.O.M.O Factory

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

October 10, 2018

Instagram Aesthetics, Fun settings, Lots of likes. If this describes you and how you control your Instagram account, then hop in the car and go check out the F.O.M.O Factory! The F.O.M.O Factory is a pop-up exhibition in downtown Austin. It resembles the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco. These m...

Are there More Introverts or Extroverts and Why?

Are there More Introverts or Extroverts and Why?

June Jung, Reporter

September 24, 2018

If you're like me and you've had someone tell you there are more extroverts than introverts, then everyone you meet is most likely an introvert. People tend to confuse introversion with being shy and extrusion to being outgoing and popular, but what it really means is when people; Extroverts find social...